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Fighting the Derail Since March 2009
Wiscon fundraiser: request assistance here 
10th-Mar-2009 07:50 pm
wood cat

Are you a fan of color who wants to go to Wiscon, but doesn't have the resources? This fundraiser is for you: to raise services and money so you can go and be your own awesome self, doing whatever you would normally do at Wiscon.

First, read the announcement post for background. Then comment here with

  1. an e-mail address;
  2. the name under which you're going to be registering for Wiscon (if you object to this, tell me why. I'm not absolutely wedded to the idea, but I feel the need for some way to investigate any accusations about misuse of funds); and
  3. what assistance you'd need: a membership, a couch, a bed, $X for travel, etc.

Non-LJ comments are accepted. All comments are screened and your requests are private, except

  • if you ask for lodging and someone offers it, I will contact you and say, "so-and-so offered, is that okay?" If you say yes, I will also contact the person offering and tell them who you are. Because, after all, it would be really awkward if it turned out that you were childhood enemies or such.
  • in the (I think very unlikely) case that the trust and good will of fandom is violated.

Speaking of which, while the following goes without saying, I have to say it anyway: this fundraiser is a gift from members of fandom to each other. Therefore, be sure you (a) really want the gift, (b) can accept it (barring unforeseen emergencies, of course), and (c) are not abusing the good will of those offering.

Questions? Go to the announcement post.

ETA: for some reason the first comment here was not automatically screened. I've just checked the settings and it claims all are supposed to be, and a test comment was. However, if you make a comment and it doesn't show up as screened, here are options: If you the-commenter can't screen it, go ahead and delete it, I'll get the comment in e-mail anyway. You can also send me an LJ message/e-mail with the information just to be safe.

Comments 
12th-Mar-2009 05:45 pm (UTC) - Reposting on behalf of <lj user="con_or_bust">
User raanve referenced to your post from Reposting on behalf of con_or_bust saying: [...] Sign Up? If you or someone you know is a fan of color who might benefit from this program, please check out the submission guidelinesto submit a request for assistance... Parties who request assistance are not identified to donors. The ... [...]
13th-Mar-2009 01:30 pm (UTC) - Con or Bust!
User shadesong referenced to your post from Con or Bust! saying: [...] Sign Up? If you or someone you know is a fan of color who might benefit from this program, please check out the submission guidelinesto submit a request for assistance... Parties who request assistance are not identified to donors. The ... [...]
20th-Mar-2009 12:44 pm (UTC) - Introducing con_or_bust & the Wiscon FOC Assistance Program
User maerhys referenced to your post from Introducing con_or_bust & the Wiscon FOC Assistance Program saying: [...] Sign Up? If you or someone you know is a fan of color who might benefit from this program, please check out the submission guidelinesto submit a request for assistance... Parties who request assistance are not identified to donors. The ... [...]
20th-Mar-2009 04:45 pm (UTC) - More nifty stuff on which to spend monies
User deifire referenced to your post from More nifty stuff on which to spend monies saying: [...] and want to attend WisCon this year, but you're running into that whole money/crash space problem? Sign up at the screened post here. Also, check out 's page of Donors Choose donation requestsand help get some science fiction, fantasy ... [...]
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